Kevin De Bruyne was in scintillating form on Wednesday night, scoring four goals in a 5-1 win at Molineux to keep his club in the driving seat in the title race. His four goals were part of a great display from his team who have bounced back superbly following their disappointing Champions League exit at the hands of Real Madrid.
A trip to Molineux to face a side which was competing for a place in European football could have been a banana skin but City blew them away with their attacking talent taking centre stage. De Bruyne scored four goals before Raheem Sterling added a cherry on top of what was a great performance from Guardiola’s side.
Here we take a look at national media reaction to what could prove to be a vital win in this season’s title race:
The Mirror: ‘One of the greatest individual displays in Premier League history’
In their ‘five talking points‘ from City’s win, The Mirror declared the Belgian’s performance as being ‘one of the greatest displays in Premier League history. Writer Tom Blow declared that the Belgian must also be considered as a leading contender for a third consecutive PFA Players’ Player of the Year award.
The Telegraph: De Bruyne will ‘have something to say’ about Erling Haaland becoming City’s main man
In their post-match report following the match, The Telegraph highlighted Haaland’s arrival and the key role he could take on at the club. They raised the point that he could certainly have something to say about who might be City’s main man going forward. Jason Burt said: If Erling Haaland is going to be the main man at Manchester City then Kevin De Bruyne might just have something to say about that”.
He also declared that a combination with Erling Haaland could be ‘scary’ for the rest of the league, and given Haaland’s pedigree it’s hard to disagree.
The Guardian: ‘Magnificent response’ after Real Madrid loss
City have scored ten goals since their heart-breaking defeat to Real Madrid last Wednesday night and the Guardian’s Ben Fisher hailed the win as part of a ‘magnificent’ response to the defeat. He also described the Belgian as having had a ‘peerless’ performance. before hailing City as having produced a ‘spectacular and unerring rout’.